Game’s upcoming album is no longer titled F.I.V.E.: Fear Is Victory’s Evolution.
The West Coast emcee has opted to titled the album Jesus Piece instead – a title he says is inspired by the album’s title track, which features Kanye West.
“Trey Songz came with his album Chapter V, and of course 50 had 5 (Murder by Numbers), I just felt like I should jump off that wagon,” said Game in an interview with VIBE. “So I went back into the studio and started doing songs that leaned more towards the title. I think people gon’ appreciate the concept once they hear the music.”
Though the title does have some spiritual connotations, Game indicates that fans shouldn’t be expecting Christian Rap, per se. “I’m a Christian but I’m not ‘holier than thou’,” explained the Compton rapper. “Jesus Piece gives me an opportunity to speak about situations that people like me who love God but are still street and still wanna remain themselves without going the Pastor Mase route. It gives the opportunity to know that it’s somebody out there that feels them.”
“You can still have swag and be a Christian, you ain’t gotta wear a suit to church, you ain’t gotta take a bath in Holy water,” he added. “You can still have your Ciroc in the club, it’s just a faith thing and making sure you try to do right. I’m still a father, I still smoke, I still rep Compton, I still might shoot dice or have a fight if I have to defend myself.”
Jesus Piece is set for a late 2012 release.